Monday, January 9, 2012

Review: Never to Sleep by Rachel Vincent

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  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Format: eBook 
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Don't Close Your Eyes.

Sophie Cavanaugh is not going to let her freak of a cousin's strange psychiatric condition ruin high school for them both. Not after all the work she's put into cultivating the right look, and friends, and reputation. But then, Sophie sees something so frightening she lets out a blood-curdling scream—and finds herself stuck in a bizarre parallel world where nothing is safe and deadly creatures lurk just out of sight, waiting for her to close her eyes and sleep...forever.

Could this world be real? Or does insanity run in the family...?

My Thoughts

I will start off by saying how much I love the Soul Screamers series. It's like torture waiting for each book to come out. This novella takes place during If I Die and is from Sophie's PoV. Okay, so like most people, I was not a fan of Sophie. She is a stuck up, arrogant, egotistical girl who gets whatever she wants. She's horrible to Kaylee, and is just not really very likable on the surface. I have somewhat changed my mind about her. I still don't really like her that much, but I don't dislike her anymore.

Somehow Sophie ends up in the Netherworld with the smokin' hot new guy named Luca, who happens to be a necromancer. She actually turns out to be pretty tough and resourceful. She doesn't want to die in this crazy world that is a layer of her high school, but with some super creepy stuff lurking around. She's determined to get back home somehow. She does use her knowledge of popularity to help her through some of it, which is quite entertaining.

There is more to Sophie than we have previously thought. I am curious to know exactly what is going on with her and discover more about this new guy Luca, and what his motives are. He seems interesting, and for right now seems nice, but there are always twists that we never see coming. I am highly anticipating Before I Wake to see what kind of surprises Rachel Vincent has in store for us. This was a wonderful in between novella to give us a little more insight into the story. 5 out of 5 stars.


  1. I loved Never to Sleep, too! Sophie will never be my favorite, but I get her more now. Can't wait to find out more about Luca. And the hallway scene? That was the best!
    Great review!

  2. Great review! I have this... I started it then put it down for something I HAD to get read for a review... must get back to it really cause Soul Screamers RULE!!

    yeah that is all :)

  3. I love how Rachel Vincent really let's us get more of an understanding of Sophie. Before I Wake is going to be so awesome. I am really interested to find out why Luca is there too.

  4. I still haven't read the Soul Screamers series (shame!), but I think I've read a short story about Sophie. I love when novellas/short stories give us a different perspective on side characters! Glad you enjoyed Never to Sleep. :)
    - Lauren

  5. *sigh* can you believe I STILL need to start this series?!?!? I've heard great things about it and it sounds sooooooo interesting. I just love the covers :) Your review makes me want to pick up the series! Great review...glad to hear you enjoyed it!


  6. The Soul Screamers series is so great! I think everyone needs to read the books. :)


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